Patients who have experienced large weight loss either by exercise and diet or gastric bypass surgery, usually are faced with excess, redundant skin. These skin folds and excess skin can cause hygiene problems as well as make it difficult to fit into conforming clothing. Also referred to as body contouring surgery, many procedures and areas of the body may be involved. Your decision to have surgery after major weight loss should be to improve your self-esteem, help you fit into clothing, and live a more active lifestyle. With those goals in mind your first decision should be to focus on that area that restricts you from everyday activities or makes you self conscious.
Visit our other webpages to explore the multitude of procedures that are available. Most commonly the areas of concern are the abdomen, hips, and thighs that can be addressed together in an extended abdominoplasty or torsoplasty. The breasts can be lifted and or augmented, as many patients loose volume and elasticity with large weight loss. Excess skin of the upper arm can be another area that can be streamlined with a brachioplasty.
During your private consultation with Dr. Siegel, he can examine your areas of concern and advise you on the best approach to your body contouring. Each patient has unique needs and concerns with body image after the transformation of large weight loss. Feel free to discuss the choices you need addressed, as there are many approaches that can be taken to help you achieve the body you desire. Perfection is not the goal with these procedures, but helping you live in the body you have now, comfortable in your own skin, and living healthier.
We can share some of the possible results you can expect from body contouring. EMAIL us with your questions or call 757.547.2115. We look forward to explaining the possibilities.